Gintama manga surpasses 55.5 million copies in circulation

Gintama manga surpasses 55.5 million copies in circulation

Parallel to the publication of the new promotional video for the new film adaptation entitled Gintama: The Final, the Oricon portal announced that the manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi, Gintama, has exceeded 55.5 million copies in circulation accumulated in its 77 volumes compilations.

Gintama manga surpasses 55.5 million copies in circulation

Sorachi began publishing the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in December 2003, subsequently moving it to Jump Giga magazine in December 2018, and subsequently moving it to the Gintama App in May 2019, where it ended in June 2019. The Shueisha publishing house compiled the work in a total of 77 volumes.

The manga inspired various anime adaptations that together totaled 367 episodes, directed (in different periods) by Shinji Takamatsu, Yoichi Fujita and Chizuru Miyawaki, and produced by Sunrise Studios (1 to 265) and Bandai Namco Pictures Studios. (266 to 367). The broadcast ran (on an interrupted basis) from April 2006 to October 2018. Additionally, the film Gintama: The Final is presumed to be the end of the franchise, and is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 8, 2021.

Gintama Synopsis

The "Amanto", aliens from outer space who have invaded Earth and completely taken over Feudal Japan. As a result, a ban on the use of swords was established, and samurai in Japan are treated with contempt as a result. However, one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of a samurai, albeit out of his love of sweets. his job at the Yorozuya (a shop that does anything), one wouldn't expect it from him. Accompanied in his work by Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a big heart; Kagura, a girl with an umbrella and a bottomless stomach; and for his pet Sadaharu, a huge dog. Of course, these strange jobs are not always easy, sometimes he has problems with the police, with the rebels or with murderers, leading to unfortunate but funny situations.

Source: Oricon News

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